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What Do You Know? (Open Thread)

We spend a lot of time here at Irregular Times sharing what we’ve learned — but we have a lot to learn, too. So tonight I’m turning the tables:

What do you know that needs to be shared?

Post a comment here with a tip, a link, or a piece of wisdom. My eyes are [...]

Political Protest Open Thread (Share the Outrage)

As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we believe strongly in the right and responsibility of dissent. When [...]

What Have You Learned?

Today I learned that:

Sunflowers are “allelopathic” — this means that they release substances inhibiting the growth of other plants. A “banana tree” is not actually a tree, because it doesn’t contain any woody stem. Technically, it’s a big herb! The word “canter” is a shortening of “Canterbury trot,” the less-than-galloping pace at which pilgrims [...]

Wide Open Thread

Tell us what we need to know.

Limerick Open Thread (Kill Prop 8 Edition)

In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken

Tell me all about news of the day It’s your turn, so go on, have your say Share what’s better and worse Just do it in verse In a [...]

What's Happening, O Men and Women of Varying Sizes of Faith? Open Thread.

ReMarker comments today on the death of Norman Borlaug:

Norman Borlaug, saver of lives, has died. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/13/norman-borlaug-dead_n_284886.html

And that reminds me that we haven’t for some time asked you to share information that you think we all need to know. So I’m asking:

Ho! What news?

Share What You Know (Open Thread)

Even at my relatively advanced age I manage to learn something new everyday. Today, for instance, I learned that yes, it is possible to stick one’s toes in one’s nose.

What have you learned of greater or lesser importance? Share it!

Open thread.

What Summer News Matters?

Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the summer of 2009, we’re seeing the full media effect of the “silly season.” Newspapers are hashing and rehashing and re-rehashing the death of Michael Jackson, a figure most had forgotten, in no small part because it is a simple matter for a skeleton staff to dredge [...]